Dinghy

Christmas Cracker of a race at Hayling Island FULL STORY HERE

The final event of the Hayling Island SC Open Pursuit Race Series - The 45th running of the HISC Christmas Cracker - was won by Ross Harvey in a Solo. It was a double win for Harvey, who needed to beat another Solo sailor, Nick Peters to also take the overall Open Pursuit Race series.

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21 December 2014 23:48 GMT
Dinghy

Palamos Christmas Race - No racing on day 4 FULL STORY HERE

No racing on Sunday, day 4 of the Palamos Christmas racing in Spain. Spanish brothers Alonso have secured gold in 49er and Joaquin Blanco silver in the Laser before the Medal Races that will be held Monday in the Bay of Palamos. Looking for podium places will be Britain's Karyna Manuel who holds third in the Women's Radial and Matt Whitfield in second in the men's Radial. In the men's 420 Max Clapp and Ross Banham are also in second.


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21 December 2014 23:30 GMT
Olympic

Copa Brasil de Vela II - Medal race results FULL STORY HERE

Racing was delayed for the Medal races on the final day of the Copa Brasil de Vela II in Rio, but finally got underway. Nick Dempsey took the first Gold for Britain in the men's RS:X. Then Giles Scott confirmed his Gold in the Finn and Bryony Shaw took the Gold in the women's RS:X . . .

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20 December 2014 18:06 GMT
News

New sponsorship deal for YJA Awards FULL STORY HERE

Boats.com, the global online resource for boating enthusiasts to explore, discover and research, has signed a three-year sponsorship deal with the Yachting Journalists’ Association (YJA) for its prestigious Yachtsman of the Year awards. Boats.com will work very closely with the YJA in all aspects of the event for the next three years to deliver the ‘boats.com YJA Yachtsman of the Year Award’ and the ‘boats.com Young Sailor of the Year Award’.
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20 December 2014 22:44 GMT
Dinghy

Palamos Christmas Race - Day 3 Results FULL STORY HERE

Day 3 of the Palamos Christmas racing in Spain and it was again light winds and sun. In the men's Radial, Matt Whitfield (GBR) is second after eight races, five points off the leader Mon Cañellas Salas of Spain. In the women's Radial, Karyna Manuel (GBR) won two race to move into third and Ellie Brown (GBR) slipped to fifth place. Agata Barwinska of Poland leads.

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20 December 2014 16:50 GMT
Offshore

Sydney-Hobart Race - A battle of 100 foot giants FULL STORY HERE

Five IRC supermaxis (measuring 100ft, or 30.48m, in length), out of a decade-record of 118 sailing yachts, have signed up to enter the seventieth Sydney to Hobart race in Australia on Boxing Day. Among these is the brand new 100ft American raider Comanche, designed by French designers VPLP and Guillaume Verdier.

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20 December 2014 8:39 GMT
News

Volvo Cars confirms commitment to Volvo Ocean Race FULL STORY HERE

Volvo Cars has underlined its commitment to the Volvo Ocean Race as part of a radical new marketing strategy that was unveiled earlier this week. The company has backed the race and been joint owner of offshore sailing’s leading event with Volvo Group for more than 15 years.


The essence of sailing: incredible footage by Onboard Reporter Amory Ross, evocative music from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michael Seal - with special thanks to Visit Abu Dhabi.

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19 December 2014 23:13 GMT
Olympic

Copa Brasil de Vela II - Day 4 medal race cut decided FULL STORY HERE

Day 4 of the Copa Brasil de Vela II in Rio and it was the final day of the series racing with the cut for Saturday's medal races concentrating the minds of the competitors. One with no such problems was Britain's Giles Scott who took Gold when he finished the Finn series 23 points clear of Jan Postma (NED) with Josh Junior (NZL) in third. Ben Cornish finished in 11th and will miss the cut for the medal race.

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19 December 2014 20:48 GMT
Volvo

Martínez steps down as skipper of MAPFRE FULL STORY HERE

Iker Martínez is stepping down for the next leg as skipper of MAPFRE in the Volvo Ocean Race to concentrate on a pre-arranged commitment to prepare for the 2016 Rio Olympics. His best friend and long-time sailing partner, Xabi Fernández, is taking the helm of the Spanish boat for Leg 3, from Abu Dhabi to Sanya, China, in Martínez’s temporary absence.

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19 December 2014 16:55 GMT